insideKENT Magazine Issue 49 - April 2016 - Page 131

EDUCATION Eltham College crowned Kent Hockey Champions Eltham College 1st XI Hockey Team were crowned Kent Hockey Champions at the Kent Cup Finals competition held at Tonbridge School. Kent is one of the top counties in the country for schools’ hockey and Eltham College was represented in the three main age groups of the U14s, U16s and U18s for the first time. Director of Hockey, Mr Edd Thorogood commented: “Throughout both the semi-final and final, the boys kept their heads, despite the tough opposition and twists and turns of the game.” Hockey is one of the three core sports at Eltham College and in recent years has been strengthened with the arrival of professional Hockey Coach Mr Calum Giles, double Olympic athlete capped 143 times by Great Britain and England. Calum is also Head Coach of Blackheath and Old Elthamians Hockey Club, located at Eltham College since 2012 where many of the Eltham College boys play from age 7 through to senior men’s level. Reach your potential with Kent Adult Education Have you ever wanted to gain a qualification or new skills and not known where to start? Throughout life, plans change and sometimes to achieve our goals or to realise our ambitions we need a little help to get there. Kent Adult Education helps thousands of people every year reach their full potential. Whether you left school years ago without the GCSEs you needed or you want to go after a promotion and need some extra skills to set you aside from the competition, KAE has a range of courses that can help you take the first step on your journey. Whether you want to improve your IT skills with an ECDL courses or you want a change of career and want to embark on a counselling course, a teaching assistant course or even an accounting course, they can help. Starting your journey doesn’t have to be a struggle. Whether you are worried about fitting it in to your normal routine or worried about how to pay for an accreditation, there are options to help. Many of the accredited courses are available in the evenings or on Saturdays so you can learn at a time that’s convenient for you. For more information visit www.kentadulteducation.co.uk/accredited16, or pop into your local centre or call 03000 41 22 22. 131